Quebec is the second largest of Canada’s provinces, behind the expansive wilderness of Nunavut and offers access to a unique cultural experience from a province that strongly celebrates both its aboriginal and European heritage.
Predominantly French-speaking, Quebec has the challenge of maintaining its culture, surrounded as it is by English-speaking provinces, but achieves it through the vitality, enthusiasm and determination of its people.
Quebec City, the capital of Quebec, is in the south of the province and is the centre of Francophile culture in North America. Montreal is the largest city in Canada and includes of the country’s top attractions including the Montreal Casino and the Notre-Dame Basilica. The cities of Riviere-du-loup, Tadoussac and Trois Riviere all sit on the St. Lawrence River which cuts through Quebec from the Gulf of St. Lawrence to Lake Ontario.
The fortifications of Quebec City include some 4.6km of walls and imposing gates to Things to do in. Chateau Frontenac is perhaps the city’s most photographed building and sums up the architecture and beauty of Quebec. Historic Old Wendake is a fantastic display of the Huron-Wendat people and culture, a self-governing nation. The Onhoüa Cheteke village is a traditional Huron-Wendat reservation and showcases the arts and culture of the indigenous people of the province.
When to go to Quebec
Quebec’s climate is impacted by its varied landscape and the size of the province. Quebec City can see average summer highs of around 25°C in July and winter lows of around -17.6°C.
Montmorency Falls is a beautiful sight that encapsulates the essence of the natural landscape of the province. The cable car is an excellent way to see the falls from above this beautiful park. The Pac national de la Jacques-Cartier boasts epic mountain views of the lake and is an ideal spot of kayaking, fishing and hiking. Quebec City is rich in culture and offers a fantastic and cosmopolitan contrast to the surrounding landscape. The Citadelle is a popular attraction and formed part of the city’s historical fortifications. The existing star-shaped fortifications were built by the British between 1820 and 1831.
Touring in Quebec
Canadian Sky’s Eastern Discovery tour is an amazing way to fully appreciate this beautiful province.
Planning a holiday to Quebec in 2017 or 2018?
If you are planning a holiday to Quebec in 2017 or 2018, Canadian Sky can help you to organise your perfect holiday. Call our Quebec Specialists and make the most of your next holiday.
Fortifications of Quebec
Old Quebec, a Unesco World Heritage site.
St Lawrence River
Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier
St Anne-de-Beaupré shrine
The cable car at Montmorency Falls Park
Plains of Abraham